A government internship is by far among the most fulfilling ways of engaging with the Canadian government. We have shared some of the most prestigious internship programs from across the country, both partisan and non-partisan. We strongly encourage our Ukrainian youth to apply, and call on our community leaders to spread awareness about these programs.

 

We also invite you to consider applying for the newly-revived UCC Parliamentary Internship Program!

 


 

Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee [CJPAC] Fellowship Program (Year-long)

The CJPAC Fellowship is an intensive, year-long program that provides politically interested and active university students with the tools to engage further in our democracy.

The Fellowship program* trains 45 of the top pro-Israel, politically-engaged university students to become our country’s next generation of leaders. It also provides the opportunity for Fellows to enhance their understanding of all levels of government in the Canadian political system.

The program includes an exclusive national conference in Ottawa where Fellows meet with Members of Parliament, senior political strategists and receive advanced campaign training.**

CJPAC welcomes applicants from Jewish and non-Jewish communities, all political parties and every region of Canada. 

  • Unpaid internship
  • Deadline: October

Centre for Israeli Jewish Affairs (CIJA) Parliamentary internship Program (September – June)

CIJA’s Parliamentary Internship Program is an annual competition for university graduates with an interest in governmental affairs. The program provides Members of Parliament with highly qualified assistants, and gives university graduates an opportunity to supplement their knowledge of Canadian politics with practical, hands-on experience.

Ukrainian applicants are welcome to apply!

  •  Paid internship ($18,000)
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

Conservative Internship Program

The Conservative Internship Program is a unique opportunity to learn about politics, develop your skills as a leader, Conservative campaigner, and help to build the Conservative Party of Canada.

Interns from across Canada spend the summer in Ottawa working in a political office, participating in political training, and hearing from some of the sharpest political minds in the country.

  • Paid internship
  • Deadline: January 19th

Liberal Internship Program (May – August)

Are you a young Canadian with a love of politics? Are you passionate about serving your community, engaging with volunteers, and talking with Canadians about the issues that matter most? The Liberal Party of Canada is looking for hardworking young leaders to join Justin Trudeau’s team this summer, to help us continue to grow Canada’s Liberal movement from coast to coast to coast.

Whether it includes marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade, knocking on doors in Halifax, getting our message out to Canadians using social media, supporting our local Liberal associations in their communities, or learning directly from our campaign experts in Ottawa, an internship with the LPC is guaranteed to be an unforgettable summer! Our interns will have the opportunity to learn the foundations of organizing and campaigning directly from the people who paved our road to victory in 2015, and those who are already hard at work planning for the next election. With less than three years until the next general election, our team is looking for talented young Canadians to bring fresh and innovative ideas to the table.

  • Paid internship
  • Deadline: earlier in the year (eg January)


Non-Partisan

 

Parliamentary Internship Programme (10 months)

This Programme offers one of the most comprehensive postgraduate work-study experiences in Canada. For more than 46 years, it has given young non-partisan Canadians an unrivalled 10-month opportunity to work closely with Members of Parliament on both sides of the House and to contribute directly to public life through workshops with young Canadians and initiatives such as Samara Canada’s Everyday Political Citizen project.

Interns meet and discuss public affairs with some of the country’s leading thinkers and policymakers during brown bag lunches. As they study politics on the Hill, they are also given the opportunity to undertake comparative research thanks to study tours within Canada and abroad.

  • Paid internship ($2,300 stipend)
  • Deadline: January 31st


Legislative Internships

 

Saskatchewan Legislative Internship Program [SLIP] (October-May)

Interns are assigned to elected members of the Legislative Assembly. The assignments are primarily with private members, but may include legislative secretaries.

Each intern will spend approximately three months with an elected member from the government caucus and approximately three months with an elected member from the opposition caucus.

  • Paid internship
  • Deadline: Unavailable for 2017-18 period. Check for information in early 2018 for program updates.